Recently we announced that the feature film ‘Bigfoot Wars‘ was rounding out their casting. Now the battle of Man vs. Sasquatch is going to include some more star power that you may recognize. They’ve already signed up a great 80s (and beyond) actor for one of the leads with C. Thomas Howell (‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’, The Amazing Spider-Man‘) and now it looks as if they are sticking with more 80s classics actors. It’s just been announced that Judd Nelson (‘Bad Kids Go to Hell’, ‘The Breakfast Club’) has joined the cast! He’ll be playing Dr. Leonard Evans.
Could this combination of 80s movie stars mean they may be trying to shoot this in the look and feel of an 80s horror film? I WISH! I doubt that will be the route that they go, but as a classic horror lover, I can only hope that they give a nod to the feel of classic horror.
Either way, the book was so good I just can’t wait to see how this translates to the big screen!
For those unfamiliar with the ‘Bigfoot’ novels by Eric S. Brown, the official description of the first book is below:
Jeff Taylor was an ordinary boy growing up in the small town of Babble Creek, North Carolina, until one night his life was changed forever when a Sasquatch brutally murdered his family. Taylor fled the town, hoping to leave the painful memory behind. Years later, after two tours of duty in the Iraq War, he’s back in Babble Creek seeking vengeance. Taylor’s lust for the blood of the monster that slew his family sets in motion a series of events that soon has the entire town fighting for its life as a tribe of Sasquatches descend from the forests and hills into Babble Creek to declare war upon its citizens. Babble Creek is about to find out Bigfoot is very real and there’s more than one of the creatures that want to fill the streets with blood..
The rest of the cast includes Danny Boaz (‘Exposed’), Juli Erickson (‘Boggy Creek’), Holt Boggs (‘Jericho‘) and Billy Blair (‘Machete’, ‘Jonah Hex’). The film is also rumored to star Lance Henriksen (‘Aliens’, ‘The Terminator’, ‘AVP’) and Frederic Doss (‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra ‘, ‘Transformers’).The screenplay duties are handled by Andrea Doss, Frederic Doss, and Jacob Mauldin. Edgen Films and D Zone Films are producing. The film is being helmed by Brian Jaynes (‘Humans vs. Zombies’). The movie will start filming in mid-August and they are currently looking at a 2014 premiere date.
I won’t lie, but being a fanboy of the books, I am eagerly awaiting for this one to be released!
Source: ‘Bigfoot Wars’ Facebook.